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Wayanad
Wayanad
is a district in the north-east of Kerala
Kerala
state, India
India
with headquarters at the town of Kalpetta. It is set high on the Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m.[2][3] The district was formed on 1 November 1980 as the 12th district in Kerala by carving out areas from Kozhikode
Kozhikode
and Kannur
Kannur
districts. The district is 3.79% urbanised, with three municipal towns Kalpetta, Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery. There are many indigenous tribals in this area.[4][better source needed] Pulpally
Pulpally
in Wayanad
Wayanad
boasts of the only Luv Kush Temple in Kerala
Kerala
and Vythiri
Vythiri
has the only mirror temple in Kerala
Kerala
which is a Jain temple. The edicts and caves of Ambukuthimala and other evidences state that the place is as old as the beginning of the New Age Civilisation.[5][better source needed]

Contents

1 Etymology 2 History 3 Cities and towns 4 Geography 5 Economy 6 Demographics 7 Administration 8 Access 9 Notable residents 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Etymology[edit] The region was known as Mayakshetra[6](Maya's land[7]) in the earliest records. Mayakshetra[8] evolved into Mayanad[9][10] and finally to Mayyanad.[11][better source needed] The Folk etymology of the word says it is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. History[edit]

Veera Kerala
Kerala
Varma Pazhassi Raja, painting by Raja Ravi Varma

According to archaeological evidence, the Wayanad
Wayanad
forests have been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. Historians are of the view that human settlement existed in these parts for at least ten centuries before Christ. Much evidence of New Stone Age
New Stone Age
civilisation can be seen in the hills throughout the present day Wayanad
Wayanad
district. The Edakkal Caves have 6000 year old rock engravings from the Neolithic age. Recorded history of this district is available from the 18th century. In ancient times, this land was ruled by the Rajas of the Veda tribe.[12]. The Kutumbiyas: The two caves of Ampukuthimala (Edakal Caves) in Sulthan Bathery, with pictures on their walls and pictorial writings, speak volumes of a bygone civilisation. At the foot of the Edakal Male (hill) caves, Kannada
Kannada
inscriptions belonging to Kutumbiya clan of Mysore
Mysore
dating to c. 500 CE were discovered which read - 'Palapulitaanamtakaari', 'Sri Vishnu Varma Kutumbiya Kulavardhanasya li..it..a..'. As per Hultzch, an epigraphist from the department of epigraphy, Madras, it speaks of the glorious descendant of Kutumbiya clan, Kannada
Kannada
chieftain, Vishnu Varma, as one who killed many tigers.[13][14][15] The Kadambas: In the 11th century AD, Gangas were dethroned from Bayalnad by Kadamba dynasty[16] of North Canara.[17] Wayanad
Wayanad
was at that time divided into two portions - Bira Bayalnad and Chagi Bayalnad. One of the Mysore inscriptions (alluding perhaps to the treacherous beauty of the country, which attracted the stranger and then laid him low with malaria) says 'an adulteress with black waving curls, as adulteress with full-moon face, an adulteress with endless side-glances, an adulteress with adorned slim figure was this storeyed mansion, the double Bayalnad'.[18] Kadamba Bayalnad emerged as a rule in the 11th century under their chief Raviyammarasa with Kirttipura in Punnad their capital. Kanthirava (1090 CE) was described as ruling Chagi-Bayalnad. Iravi-Challamma (1108 CE) was the ruler of Bira-Bayalnad.[19] The Hoysalas: In 1104 AD Vishnuvardhana of Hoysala
Hoysala
invaded Bayalnad followed by Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
dynasty in the 14th century. A Kadamba king, Mukkanna-Kadamba ruled Bayal-nad in and around 1138 CE.[20] The Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
empire: A feudatory chieftain of Sangama dynasty of Vijaynagar, Immadi Kadamba Raya Vodeyayya of Bayalnad Kadambas, is said to have ruled Bayalnad.[19] The Mysore
Mysore
Wodeyars and the Sultans: In 1610 AD Udaiyar Raja Wadiyar of Mysore
Mysore
drove out Vijayanagara General and became the ruler of Bayalnad and the Nilgiris. Bayalnad is the present Wayanad. When Wayanad
Wayanad
was under Hyder Ali’s rule, the ghat road from Vythiri
Vythiri
to Thamarassery
Thamarassery
was constructed.[21] Then the British rulers developed this route to Carter road.[22] When Wayanad was under Tipu Sultan's rule British invasion started. Tussle and turbulent times followed. The British claimed Wayanad
Wayanad
under the 1792 treaty of Srirangapatna
Srirangapatna
citing it was part of Malabar. Tipu Sultan went in appeal before the Governor General. Considering his arguments, relying on the successive Karnataka
Karnataka
rule for centuries in Wayanad
Wayanad
and its geographical detachment from Malabar, in 1798, Governor General Lord Mornington
Lord Mornington
declared by proclamation[23] that Wayanad
Wayanad
had not been ceded to the East India
India
Company by the treaty of 1792. Consequently, the British troops withdrew from Wayanad
Wayanad
conceding to Tipu’s rule. In 1799, after the fall of Sultan, the British handed over Wayanad
Wayanad
by the treaty of 1799 to the Raja of Mysore. But by a supplementary treaty dated 29 December 1803 the East India
India
Company repossessed Wayanad
Wayanad
and thereafter administrated by Col. Arthur Wellesley from Srirangapatna
Srirangapatna
and North Wayanad
Wayanad
came under the rule of the Pazhassi Raja dynasty of ancient Kottayam. British Rule: In the end, the British could get only the dead body of the Rajah, who killed himself somewhere in the interior of the forest. Thus, Wayanad fell into the hands of the British and with it came a new turn in the home of this area. The British authorities opened up the plateau to the cultivation of tea and other cash crops by constructing roads across the dangerous slopes of Wayanad, to Kozhikode
Kozhikode
and Thalassery. Later, they extended these new roads to the cities of Mysore
Mysore
and Ooty through Gudalur. Settlers emigrated from all parts of Kerala
Kerala
and the fecund lands proved a veritable goldmine with incredible yields of cash crops. Agriculture Cultivation started broadly after 1900 A.D onwards. Wayanad
Wayanad
eventually became part of Kerala
Kerala
despite its geographical delimitations and political descent in 1956 on State’s reorganisation. Even now there is a considerable Kannada
Kannada
speaking population and the reminiscence of centuries old Karnataka
Karnataka
rule is omnipresent in Wayanad. When the State of Kerala
Kerala
came into being in November 1956, Wayanad
Wayanad
was part of Kannur
Kannur
district. Later, south Wayanad
Wayanad
was added to Kozhikode
Kozhikode
district. To fulfil the aspirations of the people of Wayanad
Wayanad
for development, North Wayanad
Wayanad
and South Wayanad were carved out and joined together to form the present district of Wayanad. This district came into being on 1 November 1980 as one the twelve districts of Kerala,[24] consisting of three taluks; Vythiri, Mananthavady, and Sulthan Bathery. Cities and towns[edit]

Kalpetta, Capital of the district Meenangadi Mananthavady Pulpally Sultan Bathery Padinjarathara Panamaram Ambalavayal Meppadi Vythiri Nadavayal Kayakkunn Vaduvanchal

[25]

Geography[edit]

Wayanad
Wayanad
scenery on NH 212 Kozhikode-Kollegal

Religions in Wayanad
Wayanad
District

Religion

Percent

Hindus

49.48%

Muslims

28.65%

Christian

21.34%

Others

0.53%

Distribution of religions Source: 2011 Census.

Wayanad
Wayanad
district stands on the southern tip of the Deccan plateau and includes part of the Western Ghats. Quite a large area of the district is covered by forest but the continued and indiscriminate exploitation of the natural resources point towards an imminent[26] environmental crisis. There are a lot of trekking points in this district. Chembra Peak (2,100m) is the highest peak in the Wayanad
Wayanad
district. Banasura Hill (2,079m) is also similar to height of Chembra hill. Economy[edit] In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Wayanad
Wayanad
one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[27] It is one of the two districts in Kerala
Kerala
currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[27] Demographics[edit] It is the least populous district in Kerala.[28] Unlike the other districts of Kerala, barring Idukki, in Wayanad
Wayanad
district, there is no town or village named same as the district (i.e., there is no "Wayanad town"). According to the 2011 census Wayanad
Wayanad
district had a population of 816,558,[28] roughly equal to the nation of Comoros.[29] This gives it a ranking of 482nd in India
India
(out of a total of 640).[28] The district has a population density of 383 inhabitants per square kilometre (990/sq mi).[28] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 4.6%.[28] Wayanad
Wayanad
has a sex ratio of 1035 females for every 1000 males,[28] and a literacy rate of 89.32%, the lowest in the state.[28] Paniyas, Uraali Kurumas, and Kurichiyans comprise the tribes in Wayanad. Badagas
Badagas
are present in 21 hamlets spread across Wayanad.[30] The entire Wayanad
Wayanad
region fell under the Kannada
Kannada
speaking area as per the linguistic survey and history of Colonel Wilks.[31] Administration[edit] Main article: Political Divisions of Wayanad

Wayanad
Wayanad
District

District
District
Headquarters: Kalpetta. District
District
Collector, District
District
Police Chief and District
District
Judge are based at Kalpetta. No. of Taluks: 3 No. of state Assembly Legislators: 3[32]

Kalpetta
Kalpetta
- Current MLA is Mr. C. K. Saseendran Sulthan Bathery
Sulthan Bathery
- Current MLA is Mr. I.C. Balakrishnan Mananthavady
Mananthavady
- Current MLA is Mr. O. R. Kelu

Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
Representation: 1

Wayanad
Wayanad
Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
constituency - Current Member of Parliament is Mr. M. I. Shanavas.

Access[edit] Main article: Transportation in Wayanad The Kozhikode– Mysore
Mysore
National Highway 212 (NH 212) passes through Wayanad
Wayanad
district. En route to Mysore
Mysore
on NH 212, past Wayanad
Wayanad
district boundary, which is also the Kerala
Kerala
state boundary, NH 212 passes through Bandipur National Park. There is a night traffic ban imposed on this stretch since 2009.So after 9pm all vehicles to Mysore
Mysore
& Bangalore take SH 57 to reach Mananthavady
Mananthavady
and from there to SH 33 Mananthavady- Mysore
Mysore
road (This road is recently declared as a National Highway ) and proceed to Karnataka
Karnataka
via Kutta Gonikkoppal route[33] Notable residents[edit]

M I Shanavas MP - Politician C. K. Janu
C. K. Janu
- Politician Sunny Wayne - Actor Yuhanon Mor Philoxenos
Yuhanon Mor Philoxenos
Metropolitan (Late) - Bishop M. P. Veerendra Kumar
M. P. Veerendra Kumar
- Politician Mathews Mor Aphrem Metropolitan - Bishop Abu Salim - Actor Baby Esther
Baby Esther
- Actress Anu Sithara - Actress Midhun Manuel Thomas - Director Basil Joseph
Basil Joseph
- Director Manu Manjith
Manu Manjith
- Lyricist

See also[edit]

Kodagu Malabar Tourist attractions in Wayanad List of educational institutions in Wayanad
Wayanad
district List of religious sites in Wayanad

References[edit]

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Kozhikode
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Tribe
of South India. The University of Michigan: Institute of Social Research and Applied Anthropology. pp. 20, 28–29, 80.  ^ Peter, Jenee (24 October 2015). "Multidisciplinary Documentation of Rock Art and its Allied Subjects in Kerala" (PDF). INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS. IGNCA. p. 2.  ^ Mathpal, Yashodhar (1998). Rock Art In Kerala. The University of Michigan: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. p. 28. ISBN 9788173051302.  ^ The Kadamba Kula, A History of Ancient and Mediaeval Karnataka, By George M. Moraes, BX Furtado & sons, Bombay, 1931. ^ "The Kadamba Kula". Internet Archive.  ^ Francis, Walter (1908). Madras District
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Mysore
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Wayanad
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External links[edit]

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Wayanad
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Wayanad
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Places adjacent to Wayanad
Wayanad
district

Kannur
Kannur
district Kodagu
Kodagu
district, Karnataka Mysore
Mysore
district, Karnataka

Wayanad
Wayanad
district

Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka

Kozhikode
Kozhikode
district Malappuram
Malappuram
district Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu

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History of Wayanad

British rule in India North Malabar Malabar Coast Western Ganga dynasty Mysorean invasion of Kerala Political Divisions of Wayanad

Cities

Kalpetta Meenangadi Mananthavady Pulpally Sultan Bathery Padinjarathara Panamaram Ambalavayal Meppadi Vythiri Nadavayal Kayakkunn

Transport

Road

National Highway 766 State Highway 29 (Kerala) Hill Highway (Kerala) State Highway 54 (Kerala)

Education in Wayanad

University & Collages

Kerala
Kerala
Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Government Engineering College, Mananthavady Mary Matha Arts & Science College CM College of Arts and Science Nadavayal Pazhassi Raja
Pazhassi Raja
College, Pulpally, Bathery

Schools

Meenangadi
Meenangadi
Government Higher Secondary School WMO English Academy, Karunyapuram

Visitor attractions

Edakkal Caves Pookode Banasura Sagar Dam Meenmutty Falls, Wayanad Karalad Lake Soochipara Falls Chembra Peak Kurumbalakotta Wayanad
Wayanad
Wildlife Sanctuary Kuruvadweep Wayanad
Wayanad
Heritage Museum

Places of worship

Thirunelli
Thirunelli
Temple Valliyoorkkavu Pallikkunnu Church St. Mary's Church, Meenangadi

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Wayanad
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Mysore
Wars Battle of Quilon Vaikom
Vaikom
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Government Politics

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Geography

Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve Ashtamudi Lake Backwaters Districts Eravikulam National Park Flora and fauna Malabar Coast Marayoor Nelliampathi
Nelliampathi
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Palakkad
Gap Protected areas Vembanad Lake

Demographics Economy Religion

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Culture

Arts Architecture Cuisine Kalarippayattu Literature Sarpam Thullal Triumvirate poets Vallamkali

Dance / Drama / Cinema

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Festivals

Vishu Onam Pooram

Languages

Malayalam Malayalam
Malayalam
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Music

Chenda
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(Thayambaka) Kolkali Panchari melam Panchavadyam Sopanam

Organisations/Agencies

NSS SNDP

Tourism

Alappuzha Athirappilly Falls Beaches in Kerala Bekal Kerala
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Wayanad
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Cities and towns

Sulthan Bathery Mananthavady Kalpetta Meenangadi Padinharethara Panamaram Pulpally Vythiri

Sub-districts, panchayats and villages

Kalpetta/Vythiri

Achooranam Chundale Kalpetta Kaniyambetta Kavumannam Kottappadi Kottathara Kunnathidavaka Kuppadithara Muppainadu Muttil North Muttil South Padijarethara Pozhuthana Thariode Thrikkaipetta Vellarimala Vengapally

Mananthavady

Anjukunnu Edavaka Kanjirangadu Mananthavady Nalloornadu Panamaram Payyampally Periya Porunnannur Thavinjal Thirunelly Thrissilery Valad Vellamunda Cherukattoor Thondernadu

Sulthan Bathery

Ambalavayal Cheeral Irulam Krishnagiri Kuppadi Nadavayal Nenmeni Noolpuzha Padichira Poothadi Pulpally Purakkadi Sulthan Bathery Kidanganad Thomattuchal

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Districts

Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
KL-01 Kollam
Kollam
KL-02 Pathanamthitta
Pathanamthitta
KL-03 Alappuzha
Alappuzha
KL-04 Kottayam
Kottayam
KL-05 Idukki
Idukki
KL-06 Ernakulam KL-07 Thrissur
Thrissur
KL-08 Palakkad
Palakkad
KL-09 Malappuram
Malappuram
KL-10 Kozhikode
Kozhikode
KL-11 Wayanad
Wayanad
KL-12 Kannur
Kannur
KL-13 Kasaragod
Kasaragod
KL-14

Taluks

Neyyattinkara Kattakada Thiruvananthapuram Nedumangad Chirayinkeezhu Varkala Kollam Karunagappalli Kunnathur Kottarakkara Punalur Pathanapuram Adoor Konni Kozhencherry Ranni Mallapally Tiruvalla Chengannur Mavelikkara Karthikappally Ambalappuzha Kuttanad Cherthala Changanassery Kottayam Kanjirappally Meenachil Vaikom Peermade Udumbanchola Idukki Thodupuzha Devikulam Kothamangalam Muvattupuzha Kunnathunad Kanayannur Kochi Aluva North Paravur Kodungallur Chalakudy Mukundapuram Thrissur Chavakkad Thalapilly Alathur Chittur Palakkad Pattambi Ottapalam Mannarkkad Perinthalmanna Ponnani Thirur Tirurangadi Eranad Kondotty Nilambur Kozhikode Thamarassery Koyilandy Vatakara Vythiri Sultan Bathery Mananthavady Iritty Thalassery Kannur Taliparamba Hosdurg Vellarikundu Kasaragod Manjeshwaram

Municipal Corporations

Thiruvananthapuram Kochi Kozhikode Kollam Thrissur Kannur

Municipalities

Adoor Anthoor Alappuzha Aluva Angamaly Attingal Chalakudy Changanassery Chavakkad Chengannur Cherthala Chittur Tattamangalam Eloor Guruvayur Irinjalakuda Iritty Kalamassery Kalpetta Kanhangad Karunagappalli Kasaragod Kayamkulam Kodungallur Kuthuparamba Kothamangalam Kottakkal Kottarakkara Kottayam Koyilandy Kunnamkulam Malappuram Manjeri Maradu Mattanur Mavelikkara Muvattupuzha Nedumangad Neyyattinkara Nilambur Nileshwaram North Paravur Ottapalam Palai Palakkad Panoor Paravur Pathanamthitta Payyanur Perintalmanna Perumbavoor Ponnani Punalur Shoranur Sreekandapuram Thalassery Taliparamba Tiruvalla Thodupuzha Thrikkakkara Thrippunithura Tirur Vatakara Vaikom Varkala

Other Towns

Parassala Balaramapuram Kattakkada Chirayinkeezhu Kilimanoor Chathannur Kundara Chavara Oachira Sasthamkotta Kunnathur Anchal Pathanapuram Kozhencherry Konni Ranni Mallapally Kumbanad Aranmula Kulanada Omalloor Vadasserikkara Parumala Mannar Charummoodu Ambalapuzha Mararikulam Aroor Kanjirapally Erumeli Mundakayam Vazhoor Karukachal Pampady Puthuppally Kuravilangad Uzhavoor Thalayolaparambu Kaduthuruthy Peermade Vandiperiyar Kumily Rajakkad Munnar Devikulam Adimali Kolenchery Puthencruz Kunnathunad Kalady Malayattoor Chottanikkara Udayamperoor Varapuzha Sreemoolanagaram Nedumbassery Mala Kodakara Pudukkad Manalur Pavaratty Chelakkara Vadakkencherry Alathur Nemmara Puthunagaram Malampuzha Sreekrishnapuram Lakkidi-Perur Thrithala Edappal Tavanur Angadipuram Mankada Kuttippuram Karipur Areekode Wandoor Vengara Vallikunnu Olavanna Kunnamangalam Thamarassery Thiruvambady Kodencheri Balussery Perambra Nadapuram Kuttiyadi Lakkidi Vythiri Chundale Meppadi Kottappadi Muttil Padinharethara Meenangadi Panamaram Pulpally Peravoor Dharmadam Anjarakandi Muzhappilangad Azhikode Cherukunnu Pappinisseri Kaliiasseri Irikkur Alakode Trikaripur Cheruvathur Bekal Udma Vellarikundu Parappa Karadka Kumbala Mangalpady Uppala Manjeshwaram

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Places of interest in North Malabar

Velliyamkallu: Associated with the valiant Kunhali Marakkar at Vatakara Sand Banks: Where the Kotakal river reaches the sea at Vatakara Silent Beach: South of Sand Banks is Silent Beach at Vatakara Azhiyoor Vatakara Palloor Mahé Panthakkal Mahé Poozhithala Mahé Mahe Beach Mahé Mayyazhi Puzhayoram Mahé Pakshi Pathalam Thirunelli
Thirunelli
Mananthavady Pookkottu Thadakam (Lake) Mananthavady Tellichery Fort Thalassery Muzhappilangadu Drive-in Beach on Thalassery
Thalassery
- Kannur
Kannur
Road Payyambalam Beach Kannur St. Angelo Fort Kannur Meenkunnu Beach Kannur Valapattanam Kannur Pazhassi Dam Kannur The thuruths (small islands in the river) of Cherukunnu The small hills of Cherukunnu Azheekkal ferry and beach Azhikode Ezhimala beach Payyannur Kotti Payyannur Ayyankunnu Iritty Paithal Mala Thaliparamba Snake Park Parassinikkadavu Vismaya, the water theme park Parassinikkadavu Valiyaparamba island Trikaripur Ranipuram Kanhangad Bekal
Bekal
Fort Kasaragod Chandragiri Fort Kasaragod Ananthapuram Lake Kasaragod Kanwatheertha Beach Resort Kasaragod

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Hindu temples in Kerala

Alappuzha

Kurattikkadu Mutharamman Devi Temple Thrikkuratti Mahadeva Temple Ambalappuzha
Ambalappuzha
Sri Krishna Manakkattu Devi Temple, Pallippad, Harippad Chakkulathukavu Chammanad Devi Cherthala
Cherthala
Devi Chettikulangara Devi Evoor Major Sri krishnaswamy temple Haripad Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Mannarasala Mullakkal Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Padanilam Parabrahma Temple Pattambalam Valiyakulangara Devi

Ernakulam

Cherai Gowreeshwara Dakshina Mookambika Temple North Paravur Chottanikkara Eravikulangara Iringole Kavu Kalamassery
Kalamassery
Mahaganapathy Kurumbakkavu Bhagavathy Pallikal kavu Panekavu Bhagavati Shastha Sree Bhavaneeswara Sree Poornathrayesa Sree Venugopala Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Thrikkakara Temple Thrikkara Temple Thiru Nayathode Siva Narayana Temple

Idukki

Sri Siddhi Vinayakar

Kannur

Andalur kavu Sree Vadeswaram Azhikode Palottukavu Chenankavu Chala Bhagavathi Sree Annapoorneswari Sree Chovva Shiva Temple Edappara Chamundi Hanumarambalam Sree Jagannathan Kadalayi Kandanthalli Keecheri Palottukavu Keezhur Mahadeva Kottiyoor Vadakkeshwaram Kunnathoor Padi Madayi Kavu Kalarivathukkal Bhagavathy Temple Vadukunda Mamanathambalam Manakulangara Mariamman Koil, Pilakool Mavilakkavu Mookambika Temple Muneeswaran Kovil Oorpazhachi Kavu Padavil Sree Muthappan Panoonneri Shiva Parassinikkadavu
Parassinikkadavu
Muthappan Payyannur
Payyannur
Sree Subramanyaswamy Temple Peralasseri Sree Subramaniaswamy Temple Pillayar Koil Neeliyaarkottam Rajarajeshwara Temple Sree Andalurkavu Tiruvangad Talap Ambalam Trichambaram Thrikkapalam Shiva Valluvan Kadav Sree Muthapan Vasudevapuram Tavanur Places of worship in Kannur
Kannur
district

Kasaragod

Ananthapura Lake Kanila Shree Bhagavathi Madhur Trikaripur
Trikaripur
Chakrapani Sri Gopalakrishna Temple Kumble

Kollam

Ammachiveedu Muhurthi Anandavalleeshwaram Sri Mahadevar Temple Ashram Sree krishna Swamy Kadakkal Devi Kodimoottil Sri Bhadrakaali Kottankulangara Devi Temple Kottarakkara
Kottarakkara
Sree Mahaganapathi Kshethram Kottarakkulam Sree Mahaganapathy Kovil, Kollam Oachira
Oachira
Parabrahma Temple Panakkattodil Devi Temple Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple Pulimukham Devi Temple Paravur Puttingal Devi Temple Sasthamcotta Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Sree Indilayappan Sree Maha Ganapathy Vayalil Thrikkovil Mahavishnu

Kottayam

Thirunakkara Sree Mahadevar Temple, Kottayam ThiruVazhappally Sree Mahadevar Chirakkadavu Sree Mahadevar Ettumanoor Mahadevar Neendoor Subrahmanya Swami Temple Kavinpuram Devi Morkulangara Devi Kadamuri Narasimhaswamy Temple, Kadamuri Moozhayil Sankaranarayana Temple Anicad Kodungoor Devi Temple Elamgulam Sree Dharma Shastha Temple Anicad Sree Bhagavathi Temple Kaduthruthy Mahadeva Temple Pullattukunnel Temple, Elamgulam Nethalloor Devi Panachikkadu Paippad Puthenkavu Bhagavathi Perunna Subrahmanya Swami Pundareekapuram Thrippakudam Vaikom Puthiyakavu Devi Temple

Kozhikode

Azhakodi Devi Lokanarkavu Pisharikavu Valayanad Devi

Malappuram

Alathiyur Hanuman Kadampuzha Devi Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Sree Rama Thirumanthamkunnu Thirunavaya Thrikkavu

Palakkad

Brahmeeswaran Chinakkathoor Karimpuzha Sree Ramaswamy Killikkurussimangalam Kodikkunnu Bhagavathy Manapullikavu Malamakkavu Ayyappa Temple Meenkulathi Sri Nellikulangara Bhagavathi Thirupuraikkal Valliya Aarattu – Karnaki Amman Vayilyamkunnu Bhagavathi Viswanatha Swam

Pathanamthitta

Aranmula
Aranmula
Parthasarathy anikkattilammakshethram Gurunathanmukadi Kaviyoor Mahadevar Mahadeva Mezhuveli Muringamangalam Sreemahadevar Panayannarkavu Pattupurakkavu Bhagavathi Rektha Kanda Swamy Sabarimala Sree Bhuvaneswary Sree Vallabha Sreenarayanapuram Sri Chirakkakavu Bhagavthi Thazhoor Bhagavathy Kshetram Thrikkovil Sree Padmanabha Swami Kshetram Thrippara Shiva Kshetram Thumpamon Vadakkumnatha Valiyakoikkal

Thiruvananthapuram

Attukal Avanavanchery Sri Indilayappan Edava Palakkavu Bhagavathi temple Irumkulangara Durga Devi Janardanaswamy Kappil Bhagavathy Mannanthala Anandavaleeswaram Padmanabhaswamy Sarkaradevi Sivagiri Sarada Mutt Sreekanteswaram Thaliyadichapuram Sree Mahadeva Vellayani Devi Temple Venkatachalapathy

Thrissur

Arattupuzha Temple Ammathiruvadi Temple Annamanada Mahadeva Temple Chembukkavu Bhagavathy Temple Chemmanthatta Mahadeva Temple Chiravarampathukavu Bhagavathi Temple Choorakkottukavu Bhagavathy Temple Guruvayur
Guruvayur
Temple Ivor Madom Kanimangalam Sastha Temple Kodungallur
Kodungallur
Bhagavathy Temple Koodalmanikyam Temple Kootumuchikal amma Kottekkad Temple Kuttankulangara Sri Krishna Temple Kuttumuck Siva Temple Laloor Bhagavathy Temple Mammiyoor Temple Mithrananthapuram Trimurti Temple Muthuvara Mahadeva Temple Pallimanna Siva Temple Panamukkumpally Sastha Temple Paramekkavu Bagavathi Temple Poonkunnam Seetha Ramaswamy Temple Poonkunnam Siva Temple Punkunnam Seetha Ramaswamy Temple Shatrughna Temple Shree Rama Temple Sree Maheswara Temple Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple Thiruvanchikulam Temple Thiruvullakkavu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple Thottipal Bhagavati Trikkur Mahadeva Vadakkunnathan Vailikulangara Bhagavathi Temple Vilwadrinatha Temple Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple Mathur Shiva Temple

Wayanad

Mazhuvannur Maha Siva Kshethram Thirunelli Valliyoorkkavu

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Minority Concentrated Districts in India

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Nicobar

Arunachal Pradesh

East Kameng Lower Subansiri Changlang Tirap Tawang West Kameng Papum Pare

Assam

Kokrajhar Dhubri Goalpara Bongaigaon Barpeta Darrang Morigaon Nagaon Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Kamrup North Cachar Hills

Bihar

Araria Kishanganj Purnia Katihar Sitamarhi Pashchim Champaran Darbhanga

Delhi

North East

Haryana

Gurgaon Sirsa

Jammu & Kashmir

Leh

Jharkhand

Sahibganj Pakaur Ranchi Gumla

Karnataka

Gulbarga Bidar

Kerala

Wayanad

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Maharashtra

Parbhani Buldana Washim Hingoli

Manipur

Thoubal Senapati Tamenglong Churachandpur Ukhrul Chandel

Meghalaya

West Garo Hills

Mizoram

Lawngtlai Mamit

Odisha

Gajapati

Sikkim

North

Uttar Pradesh

Bulandshahar Budaun Barabanki Kheri Shahjahanpur Moradabad Sambhal Rampur Jyotiba Phule Nagar Bareilly Pilibhit Bahraich Shrawasti Balrampur Siddharthnagar Bijnor Lucknow Saharanpur Muzaffarnagar Meerut Baghpat Ghaziabad

Uttarakhand

Haridwar Udham Singh Nagar

West Bengal

Uttar Dinajpur Dakshin Dinajpur Maldah Murshidabad Birbhum Nadia South 24 Parganas Barddhaman Koch Bihar Haora North 24 Parganas Kolkata

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North Malabar
North Malabar
Region

Districts

Kozhikode
Kozhikode
( Vatakara
Vatakara
and Koyilandy
Koyilandy
Taluks) Wayanad
Wayanad
( Mananthavady
Mananthavady
Taluk) Mahe Kannur Kasaragod

Main Towns and Cities

Kannur Thalassery Kozhikode Vatakara Kasaragod Mahe Koyilandy Payyannur Kanhangad Nileshwaram Thaliparamba Kuthuparamba Mattannur Mananthavady Perambra Kuttiyadi Peringome Nadapuram Payyoli Iritty Azhiyur Orkkateri Meppayur Vellikulangara Edakkad New Mahe Pinarayi Mambaram Panoor Vellamunda Thirunelli Edavaka Thavinjal Panamaram Irikkur Kottayam Anjarakkandy Pazhayangadi Trikarpur Manjeswaram Pappinisseri Kalliasseri Cherukunnu Kannapuram Morazha Aroli Pattuvam Sreekandapuram Alakode Cherupuzha Muzhappilangad Azhikode C

.